Speculating (rationally!) about autism makes for a fine exercise of the rational faculties of the mind. Or, it does for those of you who still have some logical faculties remaining in your neural algorithm. However few of you that may be. But whatever is left of your kind is surely reading Pragmatically Distributed where we now direct the audience’s attention to the mystery that is autism.
Autism has proven a difficult puzzle to solve primarily because whatever its cause is must be one that has become more commonplace in modern environments but which was previously much less frequent.
As autism researchers can confirm, identifying a cause that satisfies this condition is no easy matter. Whatever causal factor it may be is hidden among a multitude of other possibilities as a result of the numerous changes in society seen in just the last fifty years; exponentially more than seen in almost any other half-century.
Nonetheless, much trial and error testing has been done by physicians during the course of treating the disease, and some candidate explanations have emerged from this process.
One theory for the increase in autism cases is, in our view, particularly interesting.
It has been proposed that Lyme disease might be causally related to autism. According to this theory, Lyme infections accumulate heavy metal toxins such as iron, mercury, and cadmium and use these metals to construct a fibrin-based cellular matrix (called biofilms) that shields the Lyme microbes from attacks by the body’s immune system and antimicrobial drugs. These toxic metals gradually poison the body and result in autistic symptoms.
Unfortunately, studies exploring the link between Lyme and autism have proven inconclusive.
However we would like to propose a modified theory – that autism is related to chronic infections of any kind, not only Lyme infections, and that chronic infections have been the inevitable result of decades of antibiotic usage.
Chronic illness is an interesting avenue to explore. It was less of a problem in past times because so many persons died at an early age from illnesses that are now easily treated. Mozart, for example, died at age 35.
Modern medicine has extended human lifespans, but in the process diseases too have adapted to this new situation. The adaptations of bacteria have made it steadily more resistant to antibiotics and harder for doctors to treat.
Part of bacteria’s new strategy has been to survive antibiotic drugs by constructing protective biofilms similar to those that Lyme disease builds around itself. Their protective barrier also accumulates the toxic metals iron, mercury, and cadmium, as well as others into its structure.
This combination of persistent metal poisoning and microbial infection might be related to autism.
If it turns out to be so, it would explain why autism is a recent phenomena and seemed to increase steadily over decades.
In the past most people would have died from microbial infections that are now treated with antibiotics. However, the introduction of antibiotics forced microbes to change how they infect humans. Instead of spreading as far throughout the body as possible, the microbes instead build a defensive matrix that holds off bodily and pharmaceutical agents designed to destroy them. As humans used antibiotics more and more over the decades, infectious diseases increasingly turned to this defensive strategy.
The result has been a measurable increase in the number of chronic ailments, and one of those ailments might be autism.
If this theory is correct – and this is only a theory – and there is a link between chronic illness and autism then the following regimen could be used in autism treatments.
The treatment strategy to follow is:
- Break apart the biofilm layer protecting the disease with an enzyme that will dissolve the fibrin that is key to the structure of the biofilm.
- Use chelating agents to clear out the accumulated toxic metals that formed the biofilm as it is broken down by the fibrin dissolving enzyme.
- Kill the now exposed microbes with natural anti-viral and anti-bacterial supplements.
The supplements (all of which are available over the counter and can be bought online without prescription) best suited to accomplish this three step process are:
- Lumbrokinase to break down down biofilm by dissolving fibrin. Lumbrokinase is the most powerful fibrin dissolving enzyme known to exist and has very few side effects as long as doses are kept under 20 mgs a day. The only caveat to using it is to not use if the patient is on any type of blood thinner.
- An acid crystal known as EDTA to chelate iron and cadmium out of the body taken once or twice a week. Mercury is efficiently chelated out of the brain, nerve tissue, and the rest of the body by Alpha Lipoic Acid (using the S version of ALA, not the R version) and garlic supplements (or eating regular garlic cloves). To chelate mercury, both ALA and garlic must be used at the same time. They can be taken on a regular basis.
- Finally, to kill the exposed bacteria and viruses, natural antimicrobial supplements such as oregano oil, olive leaf, and others will finish the process.
All supplements should be taken on an empty stomach.
When the chronic infection is attacked with this process the body may initially react with strong flu and cold like symptoms. This reaction is a good sign because it means antibodies are now attacking the exposed infection and clearing toxic metals out of the body. The symptoms should pass as toxins are removed, and if autism is linked to chronic infections, hopefully autistic symptoms will leave with them.